(Ἐπειοί; Epeipoí). The oldest population in Elis (Pind. Ol. 9,58). Augeias was regarded as one of their kings (Pind. Ol. 10,35; Hom. Il. 11,698). According to the Homeric catalogue of ships, the E. fall into four different groups (Hom. Il. 2,618-625). Nestor reports of conflicts between the E. and Pylians in Hom. Il. 11,670-762. According to Paus. 5,1,4; 8, they were named after Epius, but later their name was changed into Elii (cf. also Hecat. FGrH 1 F 25).
E. Visser, Homers Katalog der Schiffe, 1997, 195; 556-557; 562-563